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by Secret Alias
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do Efforts to Deny Q (Indirectly) Help the Case Against Jesus's Historicity?
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Do Efforts to Deny Q (Indirectly) Help the Case Against Jesus's Historicity?

Now that my previous thread on the likelihood of Jesus's historicity has morphed into a discussion of James the Just, I'd like to revisit the situation with respect to the gospel and its impact on the likelihood is historical. In the years leading up to the destruction of the temple a Galilean who w...
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Greek Fragments of a Nag Hammadi Text Found Among Oxyrhynchus Papyri
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Re: First Greek Fragments of a Nag Hammadi Text Found Among Oxyrhynchus Papyri

http://www.apocryphicity.ca/2017/11/23/2017-sbl-diary-day-one/ From the book display I made my way to the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism session. The highlight of the session was the highly-anticipated paper by Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau (both of the University of Texas at Austin) entitled “Nag Ham...
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

I wonder whether טוריינוס is really 'Trajan' or Tyrianus. Church Fathers reference a figure of this name being the governor of Judea under Hadrian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintus_T ... onsul_127)
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

I must admit I don't know where you see the difference between a "cut piece of wood" and a club.
Yes I see that in Eusebius the term is indistinguishable too.
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

The story in Taanit is interesting. The context is three days (the 12th, the 13th and the 14th) in the month of Adar being devoted to the celebration of the overthrow of the enemies of Israel. The book of Esther is supposed to be read on the 14th but some read it early on the 13th but that is suppos...
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

It is unlikely that they would have whipped Trajan's skull with strips of wood. However historically Trajan fell ill and died of a stroke. It is odd that where the terminology appears it is always preserved in this form - as an expression.
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
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Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

Hmmm. The phrase from Taanit 18b ופצעו את מוחו בגיזרין
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
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Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

Yes obviously the Mishnah is written in a different language. But what evidence is there as to the meaning of the Hebrew term? The scholars all make educated guesses. Tal is not irrelevant to the discussion. Many Hebrew loanwords were absorbed by Aramaic as a result of this coexistence among Jewish ...
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
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Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

I think the priests were whipped with pieces of wood rather than clubbed. https://www.sefaria.org/Yoma.23a?lang=bi The bad priest is whipped with פקיע http://cal.huc.edu/showjastrow.php?page=1209 which is strips of wood or faggots which are put on the fire of the temple.
by Secret Alias
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 315
Views: 5110

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

According to Sokoloff there is a word for 'fuller's club' in Aramaic - מדרתא